Friday, April 19, 2024

SSRI Antidepressant Alters Brain Structure After Just One Dose

A single dose of antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the functional architecture of the human brain. Brain scans taken of people...

New Hope for Stroke Recovery: Mechanism for Repairing Damaged Brain Cells...

A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet...

Food for Creativity: Tyrosine Promotes Deeper Thinking in New Study

Steve Jobs swore by a fruit diet, believing it improved his ability to concentrate, and he wasn't wrong: food with high levels of tyrosine,...

Plant-Based Diets: How Choline Deficiency Affects Childhood Brain Development and Alzheimer’s

Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned that plant-based and vegan diets can lead to widespread deficiencies of dietary choline, an essential nutrient that is critical...

New Compound Reverses Memory Loss linked to Aging and Depression

A new therapeutic compound developed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows promise for reversing the memory loss linked to depression...

Deep Sleep Triggers Waves of Fluid to Flush Toxins From Brain...

Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep is vital to physical and psychological health, but understanding exactly what is happening in our brains as...

Alzheimer’s-Related Memory Loss Reversed for First Time

Patient one had two years of progressive memory loss. She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got...

Study Finds ‘Portal 2’ Better at Improving Cognitive Skills Than ‘Luminosity’

A trio of researchers at Florida State University has conducted a small study the results of which suggest that the video game Portal 2...

Turmeric Compound Boosts Regeneration of Brain Stem Cells

A bioactive compound in turmeric has been shown to promote stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the brain according to new research published today...

Mold Toxin in Cereals, Coffee and Wine Inhibits Cell Regeneration in...

Researchers in Europe report that a common mycotoxin found in many types of foods, especially cereals and their derivatives, can inhibit the brain's ability...

Brain Tumor Cells Destroyed by Mitochondrial ‘Smart Bomb’

An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling mitochondria, the cells' energy source, has passed early tests in animal models and human...

Highly Processed Foods Harm Memory in the Aging Brain – Omega-3...

Four weeks on a diet of highly processed food led to a strong inflammatory response in the brains of aging rats that was accompanied...